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The Godbey Family in the Early Records

 

1623

Lists of the Livinge and Dead in Virginia, Febr: 16th 1623

Living

... Thomas Godby

Margery Prichett

Jone Goodby...

(This is the first Thomas Godby and his wife Jone)

 

1624

Thomas Godbye, of Kiccoughtan, in the Corp. of Eliz. Citty, Yeoman & an Ancient Planter, 1 Dec. 1624, p.25. 100 acs., bet. Newport Newes & Blunt Pt., abutting Wwd. upon land of William Bentlye &c. For his first per. devdt. (Cavaliers and Pioneers) (First Thomas Godby)

 

1625

The Virginia Muster of 1/20-2/7, 1625

Taken upon the dissolution of the Virginia Company

 

Thomas Godby His Muster (Elzabeth Cittie)

Thomas Godby aged 38 in the Delivrance 1608

Joane Godby aged 42 in the Flyinge Hart 1621

John Curtis aged 22 in the Flyinge Hart 1621

Christopher Smith aged 23 in the Returne 1624

Provisions: Corne, 7 barreles; Fish, 200 ct. Armes: peeces, 3; Swords, 3; Armor, 1; powder 1 lb; lead, 20 lb.

(First Thomas Godby)

 

1626

Patents Granted (From Persons of Quality Who Went From Great Britain to the American Plantations)

Belowe Blunt Point (Corporation of James City in 1626)

Thomas Godby 100 Acres by pattent (First Thomas Godby)

 

1637

ARTHUR SMITH, 1,450 acs. Isle of Wight Co., Sept. 10, 1637, page 529. Being a neck running S.E. behind Pagan shore. Trans. of 29 pers: ... Tho. Godbye... (Cavaliers and Pioneers)

(This is the second Thomas Godby)

 

1645

MR. EDWARD MAJOR, 300 acs. Warwick Co., Sept.24, 1645, page 43. W. upon land of John Salford, now in occupation of Thomas Falkener, adj. Thomas Godby.

(This is the second Thomas Godby)

 

1647

THOMAS GODBY, 200 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Mar 2, 1647, page 125. on the Clarks Cr. a br. of the Wwd. br. of Eliz. River. Trans. of 4 pers: Tho. Wright, James Stringer, Tho. Garret, Thomas Godby.

 

RICHARD MORGAN, 150 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Mar 24, 1647, page 123. On the Nwd. side of the head of the Wwd. br. of Eliz. River. Due by assignment of the rights of 3 pers. by Thomas Godby, by whom they were trans.: Ann Gobby, Robert Porter, Thomas Radford.

(These are the second Thomas Godby)

 

1653

FRANCIS EMPEROR, HUGH GALE & EDWARD MORGAN, 1000 acs. Low. Norf. Co. in the S. branch of Eliz. Riv. at the head of Cypress Cr., 18 Feb. 1653, p. 47 ... Trans. of 20 pers:...Tho. Godby...

(This is the second Thomas Godby)

 

1656, 5 September ... Joane Sturges of Bristol, singlewomen, bound to Anne, wife of Thomas Godby of Virginia, planter to serve 4 years in Virginia. (Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1700)

(This is the second Thomas Godby)

 

1662

ROBT. GILLATT, (Gillat), 100 acs. bet. Newport Newes and Blunt point & Wly. upon land on Wm. Bentley, p. 78, (552). (Tho. Godby, 1 Dec. 1624 & after severall sales, assigned to sd. Gillat.) 9 Jan. 1662

(This refers back to the first Thomas Godby)

 

1665

THOMAS GODBY, 250 acs. Low Norf. Co., 28 Apr. 1665, p. 158, (34). 200 acs. on the head of Gaythers Cr., a br. of the S. br. of Eliz. Riv., running to land of Thomas Marsh; 50 acs. bounded from his marked trees, Ely. to Thomas Alexanders lyne &c. 200 acs. granted to Thomas Etheridge, 1 Nov. 1647, sold to sd. Godby 20 Nov. 1649, by him sold to Alex. Foreman & Robt. Peacock 1st Aug. 1659, who re-assigned to sd. Godby 1 Dec 1659; 50 acs. for trans. of Susan White.

(This is the second Thomas Godby)

 

 

 

PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS INDEX

Source # Page

Godbery, Joane n.a.; Virginia, 1636 2772 p130

Godbey, Robert n.a.; Philadelphia, Pa., 1878 9296 p119

Godby, Ann n.a.; America, 1773 1222 p108

Godby, Henry n.a.; Barbados, 1654-1663 943 p37

Godby, Jasper n.a,; America, 1746 1223 p60

Godby, Jasper n.a.; America, 1747 1223 p60

Godby, Joane 42; Virginia, 1621 3520 p57

Godby, Joane 42; Virginia, 1624 3283 p253

Godby, Margery n.a.; America, 1654-1663 943 p38

Godby, Tho. n.a.; Virginia, 1653 2772 p130

Godby, Thomas n.a.; Virginia, 1623 1272 p53

Godby, Thomas n.a.; Virginia, 1623 3283 p187

Godby, Thomas n.a.; Virginia, 1626 3283 p273

Godby, Thomas 38; Virginia, 1608 3520 p57

Godby, Thomas 38; Virginia, 1624 3283 p253

Godby, William n.a.; Virginia, 1654-1663 943 p73

Godbye, Thomas n.a., Virginia, 1637 2772 p.130

 

1982 Update

Godbey, Daniel; Maryland, 1668 8510 p184

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Godby, Joane; Virginia 1621 2722 p48

 

 

 

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The Godbeys in the Census Records

 

VA in 1740: A Reconstructed Census by T. L. C. Genealogy

Godby, John. Goochland, 038 040

 

VA in 1760: A Reconstructed Census by T. L. C. Genealogy

Godby, John Caroline Co. 80:103

 

The 1787 Montgomery County, VA Tax Lists-List "C"

White Males Blacks Blacks Horses, mares, Cattle

16-21 Above 16 Under 16 colts & mules

Godby, William 0 2 0 5 6

Godby, John 0 1 0 4 7

 

 

The 1787 Isle of Wight County, VA Tax Lists-List "B"

Godby, Russel 0 1 2 2 0

 

 

The 1787 Surry County, VA Tax Lists-List "B"

Godby, George 0 0 1 0 3 Negroes:/Clarissa

 

 

1810 Montgomery County, VA Census

All Godbys in VA

Godby, Francis

Males 1, under 10; 1, age 16-26

Females 2, under 10; 1, age 16-26

 

Godby, John

Males 1, under 10; 1, age 26-45

Females 1, age 26-45

 

Godby, Will'm

Males 1, age 10-16; 1, age 16-26; 1, age 45+

Females 1, age 16-26; 1, age 45+

 

Godby, John

Males 1, under 10; 1, age 16-26

Females 1, under 10; 1, age 16-26

 

 

1820 Godbeys outside of Montgomery County, VA

Godbey, George Halifax County 59A

Godbey, Russell Halifax County 60A

Godbey, William Cabell County (WV) 84

 

1820 Montgomery County, VA Census

Godby, Francis

Males 1, under 10; 1, age 10-16; 1, age 26-45

Females 5, under 10; 1, age 10-16; 1, age 26-45

 

Godby, George

Males 2, under 10; 1, age 26-45

Females 1, age 26-45

 

Goodby, John

Males 1, age 10-16; 1, age 45+

Females 1, age 45+

 

Godby, William

Males 1, age 16-26; 1, age 45+

Females 1, age 45+

 

1830 Montgomery County, VA Census

All Godbys in VA are in Montgomery County

Godby, Francis

Males 1, age 5-10; 1, age 10-15; 1, age 15-20; 1, age 40-50

Females 3, under 5; 1, age 10-15; 2, age 15-20; 1, age 40-50

 

Godby, William, Sr.

Males 1, age 70-80

Females 1, age 70-80

 

Godby, George

Males 2, age 10-15; 1, age 30-40

Females 1, under 5; 2, age 15-20; 1, age 30-40

 

Godby, William, Jr.

Males 1, under 5; 1, age 20-30

Females 1, under 5; 1, age 20-30

 

Godby, Benjamin

Males 1, under 5; 1, age 5-10; 1, age 20-30

Females 1, under 5; 1, age 5-10; 1, age 20-30

 

 

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1840 VA Godbeys outside of Pulaski County

Godbey, William Logan County (WV) 076 No TWP L

Godby, Edmund Halifax County 048 S District

1840 Pulaski County, VA Census

Godby, Archibald

Male 1, age 20-30

Females 2, under 5; 1, age 5-10; 1, age 20-30

 

Godby, Benjamin

Males 1, age 5-10; 1, age 10-15; 1, age 15-20; 1, age 40-50

Females 1, under 5; 1, age 5-10; 1, age 10-15; 1, age 30-40

 

Godby, Francis

Males 1, age 15-20; 1, age 50-60

Females 2, age 10-15; 1, age 15-20; 1, age 50-60

2 Male Slaves

 

Godby, John

Males 1, age 15-20

Females 1, age 15-20

 

Godby, William

Males 2, under 5; 2, age 10-15; 1, age 30-40

Females 1, under 5; 1, age 10-15; 1, age 20-30

 

1850 Montgomery County, VA Census

Godbey, Reason 27 Farmer $400-Real Estate

Julia A. (Whitt) 29

Hezekiah F. 2

Rhoda 10/12

 

1850 Pulaski County, VA Census

Godbey, William J. 19 Blacksmith (Living with the Tnat family)

 

Godbey, Francis 64 Farmer $4000

Rhoda 62

Mary M. 22

Cole, William 13

 

Godby, Archibald 38 Farmer

Matilda 36

Martha 14

Mary 12

Eliza 10

Cephas 7

Virginia 5

Charles B. 3

 

1850 Logan County, VA Census

Godbey, Wm. T. 45 Farmer POB-VA

Ann 37

Dryden 18

Tolbert 16

French 14

Nash 12

Andrew 10

Obed 7

Wm. C. 3

Blackburn 1

 

Godby, Benj'm 51 Farmer VA

Nancy 47

Wm. 16

Janie 12

Rhoda B. 9

Mary A. 6

 

Godby, Wm. 74 Farmer $1000-Real Estate VA

Nancy 49

Jackson 16

Frances (M) 14

Eaithy (?) 12

Lettia 9

Eliza 6

Walker, James 47 Pauper

 

1850 Boone County, VA Census

Godby, Obed 43 Farmer $1200-Real Estate VA

Fanees 36

Jemimah 12

Eliza 9

Yantes 6

Susan 3

 

1860 Pulaski County, VA Census

Godby, Benjamin 61 $25-Personal Property VA

Nancy 56

Rhoda 18

Nancy E. 15

 

Godby, John 40 Laborer $50-Personal Property VA

Elitzh 37

Mary E. 18

Sarah E. 16

Thompson 14

Zachary 12

 

Godby, William 25 Miller $50-Personal Property VA

Harriet 26

Marion R. 3

Runion, Dexter 19 Laborer

 

1860 Montgomery County, VA Census

Peterman, Wilson 41 Farmer

Mary 44 $200-Personal Property

Godby, Rhoda E. 12

 

1860 Floyd County, VA Census

Godby, Jackson 44 Surv.of Co. $7575-Real Estate $6490-Pers. Prop. VA

Ellen 33

Nannie P. 15

Alicia 13

Julia A. 10

Josephine G. 8

Walter H. 6

Deskins, Harry 56 Farmer $19,650-Real Estate $25,265-Personal Property

 

 

1860 Logan County, VA Census

Godby, Gabriel 33 Carpenter $75-Personal Property VA

Living with Garrett Family

 

Godby, French 22 Living with (different)Garrett Family

 

Godby, Tolbert 25 Teacher of C. School $85-Personal Property Living with

Stone Family

 

Godbey, John 58 Farmer $1600-Real Estate $719-Personal Prop. VA

Eliza 58

Elizabeth 24

Clarrilda 22

Matilda 22

Henry 20 Farmer

George 17 Farmer

Sarah 15

John 12

 

1860 Boone County, VA Census

Godbey, Obed 52 Farmer $2000-Real Estate $560-Personal Prop. Tazewell, VA

Francis 47 Kanawha, VA

Zantus 15 Logan, VA

Susan 11 Boone, VA

 

1860 Fayette County, VA Census

Godby, Wm. J. 30 Farmer $100-Personal Property VA

H. M. (F) 32

Mary C. 6

George W. 4

Samuel E. 1

 

 

1870 Virginia Census Index

Godbey, Jackson 54 M-W VA Jacksonville TWP Floyd Co., p. 73

Godbey, John 57 M-W VA Wassee TWP Pulaski Co., p. 51

Godbey, Letisha 38 F-W VA Newbern TWP Pulaski Co., p. 73

Godbey, Reason 48 M-W VA Newbern TWP Pulaski Co., p. 73

Godbey, William 36 M-W VA Wassee TWP Pulaski Co., p. 59

 

Godby, Arabelle 17 F-W VA Dublin TWP Pulaski Co., p. 11

Godby, Arthena 25 F-W VA Elk Garden TWP Russell Co., p. 369

Godby, Crockett 43 M-W VA Newbern TWP Pulaski Co., p. 79

Godby, Nancy 66 F-W VA Newbern TWP Pulaski Co., p. 69

Godby, Sarah E. 18 F-W VA Speedwell TWP Wythe Co., p. 473

 

 

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